Ricky NelsonPerformed by Scott Jordan
Scott Jordan has been with Legends In Concert since 2008, firmly establishing himself as the best Justin Timberlake tribute artist in the world, but it was another singer that made his mark on Scott as a child. When his grandfather would pick him up from school it was Ricky Nelson’s voice that would play through the speakers of the old Cadillac. Ozzie and Harriet’s son was a big reason that Scott started his performing career very early.
He started with community theater at age four, began singing for the high school choir by fourteen, and continued studying theater at the University of Central Florida. Along the way, Scott earned highest honors and awards for the work he was producing (including the coveted Mr. UCF), and eventually started landing professional roles. Coming out of college, Scott appeared on MTV’s “Making the Band” and ended up touring Europe with boy band kingpin, Lou Pearlman, in the group 21.
After the bands break up, he toured Europe again with Chippendales. During this tour, Scott witnessed a performance by Justin Timberlake and realized that he could reproduce his act. Immediately after incorporating Justin’s songs into his performance with Chippendales, Scott started hearing that he sounded exactly like the superstar. Studying Justin’s moves with more attention, and adding costume, Scott was regularly being mistaken for Justin, and impressing audiences with his electric act. Since then, Scott’s continued to perform around the world, worked with Ellen Degeneres, and was even honored by being inducted into his high school’s hall of fame. It was this act that brought Scott to the Legends In Concert stage.
After 5 years as JT, Scott decided it was time to pay tribute to the man who would become one of his greatest musical influences, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Ricky Nelson. Working day and night to honor a true legend is no easy task, but Scott will have you believing you are back at the Sock Hop, listening to the “Travellin Man” crooner himself.
Drawing inspiration from all the classic artists--Garth Brooks, Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson, Bell Biv Devoe, Elvis Presley, Ray Bolger, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Lee Lewis, Journey, Billy Joel and Prince—Scott’s fantastic voice and stage presence have brought him a world of success. Now, we are honored and excited to present another world class act on the exciting Legends’ stage and to finally welcome Ricky Nelson to Legends In Concert.